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|Sunrise 6:07AM||Sunset 8:15PM||Thursday April 26, 2018 11:27 PM CDT (04:27 UTC)||Moonrise 3:38PM||Moonset 3:55AM||Illumination 90%|
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national weather service twin cities chanhassen mn
1045 pm cdt Thu apr 26 2018
Short term (this evening through Friday)
issued at 255 pm cdt Thu apr 26 2018
sky should clear to the east early with winds diminishing. The
next frontal system is fast on its heals and will sweep through
late tonight to the northwest and exit the southeast CWA Friday
morning. Strong northwest winds expected in its wake with just a
small chance of showers mainly over northwest wi region.
Temperatures will warm close to readings of today mid 50s to some
lower 60s to the southeast.
Long term (Friday night through Thursday)
issued at 255 pm cdt Thu apr 26 2018
the longer term trends continue to show warming ahead of the
frontal system that is currently forecast to move through around
Ahead of the front, southerly flow increases Sunday and a weak
short wave lifts northeast with the surface warm front Sunday
night and Monday. Instability moisture increases ahead of the
warm front and may be enough to generate some convection along the
llj. Temperatures should warm through the the 60s to some lower
70s possible Sunday and into the 70s for Monday, which looks like
the warmest day of the period.
The warm front shifts off to the east Monday with the front
moving through Tuesday. Will continue low chance pop for thunder
with the system at this time. The unsettled pattern will continue
into the later part of next week but we should see drying develop
as upper ridging warmer air tries to return. The GFS is most
bullish in driving the western CONUS ridge east into next weekend.
The ECMWF not so much as it retains more of the eastern conus
trough and northwest flow across the western great lakes.
Aviation (for the 06z tafs through 06z Friday night)
issued at 1045 pm cdt Thu apr 26 2018
minimal changes to 00z tafs with timing of cold front that is
currently on the doorstep of grand forks, nd. Based on winds we
saw behind todays front and what we are seeing with forecast
soundings behind the front for Friday, did nudge wind speeds a bit
above what the lav had. Again, looks like moisture is lacking in
the hrrr is showing precip remaining northeast of all mpx
terminals, so have maintained a dry forecast. In addition, we|
should see a sct-bkn CU field drop down from northern mn during
the afternoon, that will mainly impact areas along and east of the
ms river. By the time they get here though, CIGS should be 4k to
5k feet agl.
Kmsp... FROPA still looks good for the 14z to 15z timeframe. This
will result in crosswinds for the morning push as winds will be
turning from the SW to NW during that time.
Outlook for kmsp
sat...VFR. Winds N 5 kts or less bcmg se.
Sun...VFR. Winds S increasing to 15g25kts.
Mon... Chc MVFR -shra -tsra. Winds S 15g25kts.
Issued at 250 pm cdt Thu apr 26 2018
will leave red flag warning going with strong northwest wind to 40
mph over parts of west central mn. Lowest rh level seen has been
26 percent. Still have strong subsidence moving through that
region per latest satellite water vapor imagery. Still could see
rh levels dropping off around 25% by late afternoon. Winds are
expected to diminish quite rapidly after 7 pm.
Windy conditions will develop in the wake of the next cold front
Friday morning to the west and region wide in the afternoon. May
not be as strong S today and rh levels drop off through the upper
20s to lower 30s percent. Continues the elevated fore weather
conditions for Friday afternoon. Low rh levels continue into
Saturday but winds will be light under surface ridging. We will
have to monitor Sunday afternoon as winds increase again ahead of
the frontal system developing to the west. Rh levels are expected
to drop off into the upper 20s low 30s percent again and it will
be modulated by how quickly we can advect higher dewpoints into
Mpx watches warnings advisories
Short term... Dwe
fire weather... Dwe
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|Minneapolis - Flying Cloud Airport, MN||9 mi||35 min||NW 9||10.00 mi||Fair||50°F||28°F||44%||1013.9 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Crystal Airport, MN||16 mi||35 min||WNW 7||10.00 mi||Fair||47°F||26°F||44%||1013.8 hPa|
|Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, MN||20 mi||35 min||NW 6||10.00 mi||Fair||50°F||26°F||39%||1013.9 hPa|
|Buffalo, Buffalo Municipal Airport, MN||21 mi||33 min||WNW 7||10.00 mi||Fair||48°F||27°F||44%||1014.6 hPa|
|South St. Paul Municipal-Richard E. Flemi, MN||24 mi||32 min||NNW 5||10.00 mi||Fair||52°F||22°F||31%||1013.2 hPa|
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